It’s almost labor day weekend, which is bittersweet, but requires that everyone have a absolutely good time. Here is a song that bangs hard, royally, designed to help you in that endeavor. Its War Bells from the Royal Bangs, a 3 piece band from Knoxville that plays a boisterous mix of thumping-electro beats layered over with southern-rock guitar stylings. It’s authentic rock and roll, no doubt, but if you end up wanting to break into your club dance it will be understood. The Royal Bangs offer a slightly more southern, and rock based, approach to the recent phenomena of indie rock’s widespread convergence with electric, dance-friendly, sounds.
War Bells is the first track off their album, “Leet it Bleep”, which was released last year. It features a great rythm section; a gritty, quasi electric-sounding, momentous bass line interacts with energetic, yet organic, drum beat. On top of that lies the frolicking guitar lines and Ryan Schaefer’s winsomely sung lyrics, which both draws you in, and injects a palpable dose of “fun” into the mix. And of course the music video features a fuzzy upright whale-like creature and some trippy claymation visuals – and who wouldn’t enjoy that?
Enjoy your Thursday! Enjoy your 3 day weekend! [Get it started now]